Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 .
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1889-1997
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Perú, Cusco, Registro Civil
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Related Websites
Archivo Regional de Cusco, Wanchaq (Cusco Regional Archives, Wanchaq).

What is in the Collection?

This Collection includes records of civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from several provinces in the department of Cusco in Perú from 1889 to 1997.

The collection also includes some baptisms housed at the Archivo Regional (Regional Archives) de Cusco.

Additional images will be published as they become available.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The information in each record varies by year.

Birth records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of registration Date and place of registration Time, date, and place of registration
Name and gender of child Names of the bride and groom Name, gender, and age of deceased
Date, time, and place of birth Date and place of marriage Cause of death
Legitimacy Groom’s age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation Date, place, and time of death
Religious affiliation Bride’s age, civil status, nationality, race, and occupation Civil status, and occupation of deceased
Parents’ names, ages, origin, and residence Bride and groom’s religious affiliation Parents’ names, if deceased is a minor
Witnesses’ name, age, civil status, and residence Names, residences, and ages of witnesses Presenter’s name, age and occupation
Sometimes, grandparents’ names Presenter’s origin, nationality, and residence
Names of witnesses

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Coverage Table

As of 12 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces.

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How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

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  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
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  2. Select District or Municipality
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How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For Help Reading these Records:

For help reading these Spanish records see the following guides:

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province. These regions neighbor Cusco:
    • Ayacucho, Junín, and Apurímac on the west,
    • Ucayali in the north,
    • Madre de Dios and Puno in the east, and
    • Arequipa in the south.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

Citing this Collection

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Collection citation:

"Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997." Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Regional Archives, Cusco, Peru.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997.

Image citation:

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